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Volunteers bring food to Richmond tent city: 'This could be us'

Posted at 8:19 PM, Feb 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-29 20:20:25-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A group of volunteers spent Saturday morning delivering food, clothing and other supplies to the people who live at a tent city in Richmond.

Volunteers with the Village Against Violence handed out necessities to the people at Camp Cathy where dozens of people have been living over the last few months.

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The event was in honor of Amiya Moses, a daughter of one of the group’s co-founders, who was killed outside her Richmond apartment in 2015.

“[Amiya] didn’t like seeing people hungry, cold. [They] didn’t have what she had,” Shavon Ragsdale, Amiya’s mother said.

“This could be us, so we want to be able to give and help,” Village Against Violence co-founder Kele Wright said.

Amiya’s mother said the group will be doing 17 acts of service, like the one Saturday, in honor of what would have been her daughter's 17th birthday this year.